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A student takes a vocabulary quiz.
Literacy

Pull Words Off the Page to Promote Learning

Two vocabulary exercises that get students to make connections between words and explain their thinking.
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A group of students collaborate on a project.
Project-Based Learning

Getting Started With Self-Organized Learning Environments

Tips for creating a more student-centered and collaborative classroom.
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Literacy

Building Choice Into Your Students’ Reading

Create a literacy-rich environment by putting a lot of books in front of your students.
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Students examine and write about an aquarium, a plant, and other things.
Literacy

Helping Students Find Their Writer’s Voice

Three exercises to get students writing with vivid detail—a key step to developing a distinctive style of their own.
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A group of young students work on a math problem on a whiteboard as the teacher watches.
Student Engagement

The Student-Centered Math Class

Transform your math instruction with three strategies you can start using today.
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Girl holding an American flag.
Digital Citizenship

New Times Call for a New Civics

After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.
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Two students test the fit of a suit of cardboard armor.
Maker Education

A Content-Rich Maker Project

Students crafting cardboard suits of armor work on literacy, math, and collaboration skills.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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A young girl holds two puzzle pieces.
Parent Partnership

What Autism Can Look Like

Autism can be confused with misbehavior. Here are three autism behaviors to look out for and tips on how to respond to them.
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A girl looks at a math app on a tablet screen.
Mobile Learning

Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
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